Friday, March 29, 2013

Jiu jitsu is for everyone

JIU JITSU IS FOR EVERYONE!  I’ve been seeing some wonderful stories about the diverse group of people we’ve got training the gentle art.  It makes me so freaking happy.  You can be 45 or 61 or 16 or 6.  You can be short or tall or thin as a rail or a chunky monkey.  You can suffer from a mental illness or you can be challenged mentally or physically.  You can be deaf or even blind.  You can be slow as a turtle or quick as lightning.  Those things do not decide whether or not you get to train this beautiful art.  That is the beauty of jiu jitsu.  That is what I love about jiu jitsu.  JIU JITSU IS FOR EVERYONE!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

You can't keep an old gal down

Usually I celebrate my age.  Age is just a number.  In fact, I really enjoy being able to hang with the youngsters in my jiu jitsu class, and even in my Muay Thai class.  If I can make it through the entire class, no injuries, still standing, no worse for the wear, I count that as a victory!  For all the older grapplers out there, check out this cool t-shirt.  You can get one at for a limited time…I ordered mine today.  You can also follow this guy on Facebook at Old Man Jiu Jitsu. 

Last night I did have a moment though.  One too many people took my back, got on top of my back and smashed the crap out of me.  It was just too much for my old lady body.  I had to tap and sit out the last few minutes of class.  The old back was just not having it last night.  But, I’m not going to let that get me down.  I will get back up and go back to class and hopefully this time I will grapple smarter and keep those youngsters off my back!  Yep, this old gal still has some fight left in her!  :D